Michael Saliba is an incoming professor at the Technical University Darmstadt with a dual-appointment as a Helmholtz Young Investigator at the Julich Resarch Centre, Germany. His research focuses on a deeper understanding of optoelectronic properties of emerging photovoltaic technologies with an emphasis on perovskites, working towards a sustainable energy future.
From 2018, he has been a group leader at Fribourg University, Switzerland. From 2015‐2017, he was a Marie Curie Fellow at EPFL (with a stay at Stanford). He completed his PhD at Oxford University in 2014 (with a stay at Cornell). He has an h-index of 43 and published over 90 works in the fields of plasmonics, lasers, and perovskite solar cells. Times Higher Education considers him the 3rd most influential scientist in perovskite research. Since 2018, he is also listed as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher.
In 2016, he was awarded the Young Scientist Award of the German University Association. In 2017, he received the Postdoctoral Award of the Materials Research Society. He was named as one of the World’s 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. In 2018, he was selected as a Member of the National Young Academy of Germany and the Global Young Academy.